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Employing a Private Tutor as Part of Home Schooling

By: Louise Tobias BA (hons) - Updated: 15 Oct 2019 | comments*Discuss
 
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Home Tutoring In A Home School Education

Some parents feel unable to cater for their child's entire teaching and want to hire a private tutor for some subjects, or others may book a tutor for a child's entire home learning. It's best to shop around as many tuition agencies offer home education packages with tutors who are especially used to home schooling. These may offer online tutoring as well as one to one private tutoring, with aims such as helping students to better understanding a particular subject, pass an exam or improve intellectual capacity.

Home Tutoring Subjects Available

Private tutoring options encompass almost every subject you can imagine, from maths and science to art and design technology - although the latter will require the home education 'classroom' to contain certain resources. Certainly all subjects on the National Curriculum are covered by tutors, and there will be a diverse range of tutors available in sources like the local telephone directory or online; most tutors are prepared to visit a family's home for the lessons, although some will host lessons in their own home or another space such as a public hall. It is useful to be aware that all private tutors should know about the National Curriculum and/or qualifications such as GCSEs, ASs and A Levels and can be used as a source of advice.

The Cost of Home Tutoring

Private tutoring was once a privilege for only wealthy families but it is now developing a more mainstream appeal. Many tutors will offer their tutoring services as a supplement to their own income such as classroom teaches. Fees will normally be per hour, but if a home schooling family require a great deal of time, or several children to educate, they may be able to negotiate a discount. Fees usually start at £10 per hour and can rise by anything up to £40 an hour, but again, this may differ if a lot of time is booked for one family's needs, or a long term engagement is organised.

Finding an Ideal Home Tutoring

Tutors can help home schooled children with a range of skills, from help with general learning of a particular subject to specialised exam tips to helping them go through past papers to advising on the expected way that qualifications such as GCSEs and A Levels will be tackled. Tutors may also help children to work out a study or revision timetable, so it is worth trying out a few tutors to find the best 'match' for your child as each may have different skills in these areas.

It's important that the tutor gets on well with your child, and that he or she comes with recommendations, ask for references or go through a local tuition centre that accredits its tutors. Ask about qualifications such as teaching degrees or courses and subject qualifications such as degrees, as well as whether tutors have had a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check. Some Local Education Authorities (LEAs)may be able to offer help such as a list of tutors working in a particular area, although no funding help will usually be made available for home tuition.

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Hi we are looking for a tutor for year 10 child in Science and Maths. Thanks Jacqueline
Jacqueline - 15-Oct-19 @ 10:56 PM
I have recently moved to Northumberland from the Midlands where I ran a successful tutoring business for over 10 years teaching Maths to students ranging in age from 8-16. (G.C.S.E/I.G.C.S.E, Lower Secondary Key Stage 3 and Primary Key Stage2) My approach to learning is to build up the pupil’s confidence by getting them to believe they are capable of improving and increase their enjoyment towards Maths. In my experience working with many students over the last 10 years in a supportive, relaxed and friendly atmosphere on a one to one basis is completely the opposite to the classroom environment. Students often find it difficult due to pier pressure to question when struggling to understand a particular topic. On a one to one basis this is easily overcome and it does result in significant improvements in their attainment. I have the skills to help pupils make speedy progress towards achieving their goals. I work from home or at the pupil’s home and on-line. My aim is to improve on the students predicted grade and for them to go away with a sense of achievement.
Gary - 4-Oct-19 @ 10:36 AM
I have recently moved to Northumberland from the Midlands where I ran a successful tutoring business for over 10 years teaching Maths to students ranging in age from 8-16. (G.C.S.E/I.G.C.S.E, Lower Secondary Key Stage 3 and Primary Key Stage2) My approach to learning is to build up the pupil’s confidence by getting them to believe they are capable of improving and increase their enjoyment towards Maths. In my experience working with many students over the last 10 years in a supportive, relaxed and friendly atmosphere on a one to one basis is completely the opposite to the classroom environment. Students often find it difficult due to pier pressure to question when struggling to understand a particular topic. On a one to one basis this is easily overcome and it does result in significant improvements in their attainment. I have the skills to help pupils make speedy progress towards achieving their goals. I work from home or at the pupil’s home and on-line. My aim is to improve on the students predicted grade and for them to go away with a sense of achievement.
Gary - 4-Oct-19 @ 10:36 AM
I’am wanting an yearly years tutor. Year 2 for my daughter. She is not in school at the moment due to the admissions. I’am in Leeds but may need the tutor to go to Knottingley for one to two hours daily.
Kase - 2-Oct-19 @ 1:21 PM
I am an experience Native Speaker based in Buckinghamshire. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. Learning a second language opens your eyes to other cultures and is a long process. If you start at an early age you will have the most time to learn it and memorize the vocabulary as well pick up the correct pronunciation of all the sounds. Most of my experience is with KS1 & KS2 but I`m very open to all ages and levels. Norma
Mrs Mendez - 8-Sep-19 @ 9:33 AM
I am a personal tutor specialising in mathematics and science at GCSE and A-level. I am friendly, approachable and flexible. Every student learns differently and I tutor specifically to the individual. I currently tutor three homeschooled students with a number of needs. References can be provided on request. I am based in South Nottinghamshire but cover much of the East Midlands.
James - 28-Aug-19 @ 12:23 PM
I am an approachable, experienced and qualified teacher/ tutor of English. I teach all key stages and abilities and love creativity and helping children believe in their own ability to learn and achieve. I teach one to one and home educate in Reading and surrounding areas. Please let me know if I can be of help.
Colette - 19-Aug-19 @ 3:14 PM
Hi there. I Tutor Primary to A level English . Let me know if I can help. I have a Masters in Lit and a great deal of teaching experience.
Em - 8-Aug-19 @ 4:30 PM
Hello, I hope I can help someone. I am an experienced homeschool tutor who works in central Scotland. I have spaces free throughout the week to tutor primary and secondary pupils in both English and Maths.
susane - 31-Jul-19 @ 3:07 PM
Want a female tutor to come to my house to tutor my daughter who 5 years old maths and English and she will be doing assessment next year so she needs to be prepared for that. Please advise
Tina - 25-Jul-19 @ 7:23 PM
Hi I’m looking for a tutor who can homeschool for the last year of school year 11 To cover all basic subjects and assist with exams please Maths English science
Julie - 19-Jul-19 @ 3:44 PM
Hello I am a home school tutor for children of primary school age with over 20 years experience of working with children. I have a gentle but disciplined approached and look to achieve the highest potential of every child I teach by motivating them to enjoy becoming independent learners.
Ema - 14-Jul-19 @ 5:30 PM
Hello I'm a home school tutors for children of primary school age with over 20 years experience of working with children. I have a gentle but disciplined approached and look to achieve the highest potential of every child I teach by motivating them to enjoy becoming independent learners.
Ema - 14-Jul-19 @ 5:27 PM
I'm looking to home school my son. He is 12 going to year 8. I'm looking for English, Maths and Science tutor. I live in Thamesmead. We need to have a resent CRB and checkable references. Thank you Abbs
Abbs - 12-Jul-19 @ 5:17 PM
Hi there. I am a fully qualified teacher who teaches homeschooled children mathematics and other subjects in the primary years (reception to year 6). I work in the Surrey/ Berkshire area. Love kids and love teaching!!
Jen - 10-Jul-19 @ 8:39 PM
Any child that would benefit from tuition in foreign languages (French, German, Spanish) up to GCSE level, please get in touch with me. I am a qualified teacher but quit teaching and will focus on work with individuals or small groups. I live near Winchester.
Ritsche - 4-Jul-19 @ 8:43 AM
good afternoon I am a homeschooling teacher, I would like to work with you. I live in Spain, thanks. Best regards, Paloma
PALOMA - 14-Jun-19 @ 1:27 PM
I am an experienced Primary School teacher/deputy head. I have home schooled two children for several years. They have now moved abroad so I would like to continue with other children. I live in New Milton Hampshire.
Anne - 7-Jun-19 @ 2:45 PM
Hi to all of you lovely people. I am looking to homeschool any youngster whom needs support to gain knowledge, experience and understanding of English and or Maths. I live in Lowestoft Suffolk and am willing to travel to surrounding areas. If you require a tutor for a passion of learning and achievement, and whom is able to bring out the best in your child in raising self confidence and belief ; please email . Thanking you in advance Jacquie
Jay - 31-May-19 @ 1:11 PM
Looking for a local tutor at a reasonable price. My almost ten year old son is home educated and I now feel he could benefit from tutoring for maths, English and possibly science. I live in medway. Kent.
Kirstein - 23-May-19 @ 2:51 PM
Hi, I'm a fully qualified English teacher with over 15 years experience. I specialise in GCSE and A level Literature and Language but teach earlier stages too. I'm interested in tutoring for home schooled students in the Dorking area, Surrey. I love English and can't wait to pass that enthusiasm on. Please get in touch if you are interested.
Elizabeth - 1-May-19 @ 4:52 PM
I'm an experienced primary school teacher offering tutoring in Bournemouth and Poole for the primary age range. I have 2 young children who I am planning to home educate.
Mrs Lockyer - 31-Mar-19 @ 4:48 PM
Can somebody help /advice I am looking to "home school" my additional needs boy, but I am looking to hire a tutor who is working from register childminder house. As that way he can learn social skills etc. Is this legal? What do I need to do? Can someone point me to right direction? Thank you so much for your time Marketa Priestley
Marketa - 19-Mar-19 @ 3:05 PM
If anyone needs help with their GCSE or A level Art & Design with specialism in fine art or textiles I can help. Last years results were 100% A**/9- A/7 & A Level History of Art 2018 result 100% grade Aor if you just have a child that looks creatively promising then I am available to tutor so please contact me. I can teach various aspects of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and art textiles. I am able to cover severalareas in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and north Bucks. Thank you
Bmw61 - 15-Feb-19 @ 11:46 PM
My 13yr old is on the spectrum and is struggling in school and as yet has not had an education psychologist assessment so instead of fighting system I was wondering about having him tutored at homelike how I go about it where to find a tutor and costs etch if any one could help I would really appreciate this we live in northern Ireland x
Karen - 15-Jan-19 @ 4:31 PM
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Tracy - 3-Jan-19 @ 10:59 AM
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Clare - 18-Oct-18 @ 2:46 PM
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